Our House Residential Job Training for Youth – Brookeville, MD
Our House Residential Job Training for Youth (“Our House”) runs the GED and Computer Lab Enhancement program. This program enables Our House residents to improve their cognitive and computer skills to facilitate their completing and passing the new, computer-based GED offered by the State of Maryland.
Our House received a $500 MCDAF Community Grant in support of a project to offer young men training in computer skills and state-of-the-art GED modules.
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County – Bethesda, MD
The Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (the “Center”) manages the Youth Restorative Justice Initiative. This initiative enables youth who have engaged in conflict-producing activities (such as bullying, theft, or assault) to take advantage of a number of conflict-resolution services to remedy harm, build accountability, promote reintegration, and create a safer environment.
The Center received a $500 MCDAF Community Grant, which was a cash match for the compensation of a full-time AmeriCorps member to coordinate mediation services at two schools.
Montgomery Community Media – Rockville, MD
Montgomery Community Media (MCM) operates the Send A Kid to Camp program. This program is an immersive educational multimedia experience designed to give the participants the opportunity to express their own voices while growing into budding media journalists. Participants have fun as they engage in creative learning and produce content-rich segments about events and issues in Montgomery County. These segments are aired on access television and via other media outlets.
MCM received a $500 MCDAF Community Grant to provide scholarships for Title I and FARMS students to attend its program.
Stepping Stones Shelter – Rockville, MD
Stepping Stones provides a continuum of services for homeless families in order for them to move from crisis housing to stable home settings and independence. These services include emergency shelter, supportive permanent housing, and post-shelter support. The Lead Case Manager works directly with homeless families as they move along the road to self-sufficiency.
Stepping Stones received a $500 MCDAF Community Grant to support the Lead Case Manager’s salary.